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  • Beowulf by Rob Lloyd Jones
    Beowulf (Hardback) Rob Lloyd Jones

    The classic story retold as part of the Usborne Young Reading Programme, for children ready to tackle longer and more complex stories. Fearsome monsters stalk the moors of ancient Denmark, murdering anyone they catch. But then a warrior comes from overseas. His name is Beowulf. He kills monsters.

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  • The Diary of Anne Frank (Abridged for young readers) by Anne Frank
    The Diary of Anne Frank (Abridged for young readers) (English, Paperback) Anne Frank

    An abridged edition that gives younger readers their first introduction to the extraordinary diary of an ordinary girl who has long become a household name. It features line drawings, family photographs, and an Afterword to explain why the Diary ends so abruptly.

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  • Bob by James Bowen
    Bob (English, Paperback) James Bowen

    A special edition for children aged 11 and above of the number one bestseller A Street Cat Named Bob.

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  • For the Love of Bob by James Bowen
    For the Love of Bob (English, Paperback) James Bowen

    The sequel to BOB: NO ORDINARY CAT. A special edition for children aged 11 and above of the number one bestseller THE WORLD ACCORDING TO BOB.

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  • Don Quixote by Mary Sebag-Montefiore
    Don Quixote (Hardback) Mary Sebag-Montefiore

    The classic story of misadventure by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra retold for children ready to tackle longer and more complex stories. Part of the Usborne Reading Programme developed with reading experts at the University of Roehampton.

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  • Julius Caesar by Rachel Firth
    Julius Caesar (Hardback) Rachel Firth

    Part of the Young Reading Series 3, this book chronicles the life of Julius Caesar, from his teens to his brutal assassination. It also features events such as Caesar's capture by pirates as a young man, his military successes, encounters with Cleopatra and becoming dictator of Rome. It is useful for any child with an interest in history.

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  • The Wind in the Willows by Lesley Sims
    The Wind in the Willows (Hardback) Lesley Sims

    The beloved Kenneth Grahame story The Wind in the Willows, specially retold for children whose reading ability is beginning to grow. The story follows the adventures of four riverside companions: Mole, Ratty, Badger and, of course, the eponymous Mr Toad.

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  • Hope in a Ballet Shoe by Michaela DePrince
    Hope in a Ballet Shoe (English, Paperback) Michaela DePrince, Elaine DePrince

    Hope in a Ballet Shoe tells the story of Michaela DePrince. Sent to an orphanage, Michaela was mistreated and saw the brutal murder of her favourite teacher. Then Michaela and her best friend are adopted by an American couple, and Michaela begins to take dance lessons.

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  • Kenzie's Rules For Life by Mackenzie Ziegler
    Kenzie's Rules For Life (Hardback) Mackenzie Ziegler

    Mackenzie Ziegler, singer, dancer and Instagram star, offers a great insight into her life

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  • Street Child by Berlie Doherty
    Street Child (English, Paperback) Berlie Doherty

    Unforgettable tale of an orphan in Victorian London, based on the boy whose plight inspired Dr Barnardo to found his famous children's homes.

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  • Survivors by David Long
    Survivors (Paperback) David Long, Kerry Hyndman

    Winner of the Best Book With Facts Blue Peter Book Award 2017 Beautifully presented in a large, paperback format, and fully illustrated in colour throughout, this wonderful anthology is a treat for all the family.

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  • A Small Person Far Away by Judith Kerr
    A Small Person Far Away (Paperback) Judith Kerr

    Partly autobiographical, this is the third title in Judith Kerr's internationally acclaimed trilogy of books following the life of Anna through war-torn Germany, to London during the Blitz and her return to Berlin to discover the past...

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  • Girls Only! All About Periods and Growing-Up Stuff by Victoria Parker
    Girls Only! All About Periods and Growing-Up Stuff (English, Paperback) Victoria Parker

    Check out all the facts about periods and growing up with this essential guide for girls only.

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  • The Ha Ha Bonk Book by Janet Ahlberg
    The Ha Ha Bonk Book (English, Paperback) Janet Ahlberg

    A collection of good jokes to tell your dad, mum, your baby brother, your teacher and anybody else you can think of, such as: What goes ha ha bonk? A man laughing his head off; What goes 99 bonk? A centipede with a wooden leg; What goes putt, putt, putt, putt, putt, putt, putt, putt? A bad golfer and more besides...

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  • Little Book Of: Little Book of Growing Up by Victoria Parker
    Little Book Of: Little Book of Growing Up (English, Paperback) Victoria Parker

    A fun and essential guide to growing up and approaching puberty; in a little book!

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  • Fairy Ponies by Zanna Davidson
    Fairy Ponies (Paperback) Zanna Davidson, Barbara Bongini

    Pony Island is in danger. The fairy ponies are losing their magic and the Pony Queen's powers are under threat. Can Holly and Puck solve the mystery before it's too late? The Fairy Ponies series is an exciting addition to Usborne Young Reading, introducing children to wonderful, original fiction. Developed in consultation with reading experts.

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  • 30 People Who Changed the World
    30 People Who Changed the World (English, Paperback)

    This book contains 30 "nonfiction minutes" -- short, easy-to-read nonfiction essays -- based on interesting historical figures written by some of today's award-winning and best-known children's authors.

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  • Fairy Spell by Marc Tyler Nobleman
    Fairy Spell (English, Hardback) Marc Tyler Nobleman

    The true story of British cousins who fooled the world for more than 60 years with a remarkable hoax, photographs of 'real' fairies. Exquisitely illustrated with art by Eliza Wheeler as well as the original photos taken by the girls.

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  • Paperweight by Meg Haston
    Paperweight (Paperback) Meg Haston

    What doesn't kill you makes you stronger. Struggling to deal with her brother's death and a past she refuses to confront, Stevie knows she has problems. The regimented and obtrusive nature of the clinic and its staff is torture to the deeply private, obstinate Stevie - and don't even get her started on the other 'inmates'.

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  • The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
    The Diary of a Young Girl (English, Paperback) Anne Frank

    In July 1942, thirteen-year-old Anne Frank and her family, fleeing the occupation, went into hiding in an Amsterdam warehouse. Over the next two years Anne describes in her diary the frustrations of living in such close quarters. This title presents her dairy that ends abruptly when, in August 1944, they were all betrayed.

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